Disney’s Pixar just dropped the latest cultural kamikaze mission attacking men. It’s a short animated film called Purl, and it’s pathetic. Gillette will be green with envy.
Purl, directed by Kristen Lester and produced by Gillian Libbert-Duncan, features an earnest ball of yarn named Purl who gets a job in a fast-paced, high energy, bro-tastic start-up. Yarny hijinks ensue as she tries to fit in, but how far is she willing to go to get the acceptance she yearns for, and in the end, is it worth it?
From The Muse:
In the film, an ambitious ball of yarn named Purl starts a new job at the pointedly named B.R.O. Capital, where she quickly discovers she doesn’t quite fit in. Her co-workers gape and stare as she walks by and eagerly greets them, whisper as she works, ignore her efforts to engage in watercooler talk, and toss her input aside in meetings. After everyone leaves for the day to grab drinks without inviting her, Purl uses a bit of ingenuity to knit herself a suit in the hopes of impersonating her colleagues.
It goes down hill from there. All them men are portrayed as base morons into dirty jokes, sports, drinking till they puke, blowing off work, and more.
“Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of SparkShorts,” said Lindsey Collins, vice president of development for Pixar. “The program was created to provide opportunities to a wide array of artists—each with something unique to say.”
And you see that very clearly in Purl. A film about inclusivity, acceptance, gender roles, and so much more, wrapped up in a quick, cute little short.
Again, Purl is the first SparkShort released by Pixar. It’ll be followed on February 11 with Smash and Grab and then on February 18 with Kitbull.
The end result of all of this garbage will be fewer women hired by men.